If you are looking to take your landscaping to the next level, there are a couple things to consider. Landscape design is important when you consider where you want everything laid out, and what you want the final result to be. However, once you know the general design, you have to consider where to get your plants from. While you may think any place will do, there are quite a few benefits to be had from buying your plants from garden nurseries.
The Benefits Of Buying From Garden Nurseries
- Healthier Plants. As someone who has bought, and brutally murdered, many plants, let me be the first to tell you that some plants can be tricky. If you go to a standard garden center and buy what looks good, you could be in for a world of disappointment in the future. A nursery center will not only offer healthier plants, but they can instruct you in how best to maintain them, and if they’re hard to care for. In some cases certain plants might not even be compatible with your soil or desired placement. All of this is important to know before you buy and plant.
Additionally, garden nurseries will have healthier plants overall, as they’ve been properly tended to by staff. And, most plants either are grown on site, or are brought in from local growers. This means you are getting the very best for you money, in addition to invaluable advice about what will work best for you.
- Knowledgeable Staff. Staff at garden nurseries know their stuff, and will be able to answer any questions you may have. This is important for choosing the right plants depending on placement, sun exposure, and proximity to other plants, as some are compatible when placed to close together. Staff members will also be available to answer questions even after you’ve bought and planted your new additions. They’re able to recognize specific disease or fungi, and can instruct you on how to best treat it. All of this helps to ensure that your plants continue looking their best for years to come.
- Native Plants. When updating your landscaping it is important that you try and use as many native plants as possible. Not only does it means that they are adapted for your climate, but it means they will live longer and flourish more than imported exotic plants. Because of this adaption, they are naturally heartier, and will require less fertilizer, pesticides, and watering.
- Lower Chance For Disease. Since garden nurseries grow their own plants, or purchase from local farms that do, they are able to ensure that seedlings grow into healthier mature plants. Because of this control, these plants can last longer, and live longer than other options. Additionally, since nurseries use the best soil and feeds while tending their plants, they will be less likely to degrade or contract a disease when planted at your own home, as nothing has been introduced to them previously. The more nutrients a plant receives will growing, the healthier they will be overall.
- Foreign Problems. Plants that are not native to your area have the ability to introduce new pests or disease to local flora. This can lead to the death of local plants on your property if not careful. Overall it’s best to stick to local plants unless absolutely necessary, and cleared by a professional.
When looking to upgrade your landscaping don’t settle for just any plants. Buying from garden nurseries can help you cultivate a space that will last you for decades, and one that will flourish in your natural ecosystem.